[ thee-an-thruh-piz-uhm ]
/ θiˈæn θrəˌpɪz əm /
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the doctrine of the union of the divine and human natures, especially the manifestation of God as man in Christ.
the attribution of human nature to the gods.



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Origin of theanthropism

First recorded in1810–20; from Greek theánthrōpos “god-man,” equivalent to Greek theo- the(o)- + Greek ánthrōpos anthrop(o)- + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM theanthropism

the·an·thro·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for theanthropism

/ (θiːˈænθrəˌpɪzəm) /


the ascription of human traits or characteristics to a god or gods
Christian theol the doctrine of the hypostatic union of the divine and human natures in the single person of Christ

Derived forms of theanthropism

theanthropic, adjectivetheanthropist, noun

Word Origin for theanthropism

C19: from Ecclesiastical Greek theanthrōpos (from theos god + anthrōpos man) + -ism
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